Midnight Robber

Nalo Hopkinson

fiction fantasy science fiction speculative fiction
adventurous slow-paced

329 pages | first published 2000

Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite costume to wear at the festival--until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime.

Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Here Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth--and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen's legendary powers can save her life...and set her free.

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Moods

adventurous 70%
dark 70%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
sad 40%
hopeful 30%
mysterious 30%
reflective 20%
tense 20%
inspiring 10%

Pace

medium 70%
fast 30%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Average rating

4.01